Booked for Safekeeping (Part I)
Demonstrates the proper management of mentally ill persons by members of the large city police department to prepare the mentally ill persons for their subsequent medical treatment. Describes the different types of mentally disturbed people a police officer must deal with, such as the senile, the mentally retarded, and the attempted suicides. Stresses the need to talk with the family to get a person's background, using the case of a mental patient who feels his neighbors are planning to kill im. Shows a case in which a policeman handles a mentally disturbed person improperly. Points out the need for 24-hour medical help for police offices who deal with the mentally disturbed.
Danger Lurks Safety Psychology Psychiatry Law Enforcement Emotional disturbances EDPs Emotionally disturbed persons Psychiatric intervention Mental illness
Subject: Great film but don't dra too many conclusions
Subject: A Very Artistic Training Film
Subject: Police who live in their communities understand them
I wonder how the mentally ill man wielding a brick would have fared? In Cincinnati, he was shot by police.
Subject: REVIEW OF THESE REVIEWERS
Back in the BAD OLD DAYS police often proceeded more humanely more as one with the community as today now hiding protected behind their fancy equipment, fancy cars, fancy tactics, fancy vests, fancy toys, fancy psychological counseling, fancy lawyers, they merely do not give a damn (just but like before) except before they did because they could get killed if they acted like cowboy aholes.
SO mow meet the Terminators.
STOP OR I WILL SHOOT YOU WERE JAYWALKING OR LITTERING SUSPICIOUSLY!
Subject: Paul makes money
Subject: Excellent documentary
Subject: Way back before a the curruption of the machine
Subject: is very godd
Subject: THE MENTAL POLICE THEN AND NOW
Subject: A Mixed Review, Actualy...
In contrast to what another reviewer states below, I belive that a police officer in that time would have been more likely to transition to lethal force than one today, and the situation with the man with the knife would have most likely ended up with him dead. In showing a less confrontational and aggressive mode of dealing with deranged suspect, the film makers went too far the other way and depicted scenarios where the officer is placed in excessivly risky situation. The officer entering the room with the knife-wielding man places him in an incredible amount of danger, and in clear violation of what is known today as the "21-foot rule": with sidearm holstered, a man can cover 21 or fewer feet in less time than you can draw and fire.
But, the film is correct in advocating that mentaly ill people be held in the least restrictive environment possible, particularly NOT in a jail cell unless absolutly essential.
Good-hearted, but encouraging the use of bad tactics. Hence, the mixed review.
Subject: Totally Naive
Subject: Times have changed
Ever since this "war on drugs" farce started we have lost rights we used to have. A search warrant is signed by a judge just because the cops want it.
Police over react to everything. They shut down major freeways for hours because of some minor incident.
They pull their guns and kill to fast these days.
Sadly it is the police against the citizens. If we are not one of them we are their enemies.
Police don't care anymore they are just feed up and have seen to much to care.
I wish I had the answer.
Subject: Then an now
Understanding the frustrations of the newage police with the never ending law of rights.
Excellent film, recommended.
Especially, to refresh the memeory of what was the true "good old days".
Subject: Interesting, Gripping
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Subject: Seeing this film would have prevented a killing
Subject: WOW! That was the best!
Subject: Put That Knife Down, OK? We're Your Friends
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: N/A. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: *****. Overall Rating: *****.
Subject: Cops, 1960s style!